December 10, 2010 Local Pecan Winners Move On To State Competition
Back in November the Wichita Horticulture Committee hosted the Wichita County Pecan Show and the all first-place class winners were advanced to the central Texas regional pecan show held in Stephenville this past week. The first three placings from each class at the regional shows will advance to the state pecan show held each July as a part of the Texas Pecan Growers Annual Meeting. Our local entries fared well at the regional show and local grower Tim Montz will represent us with three varieties at the state pecan show. Montz’s Mohawk entry earned the first place award, and his Pawnee and Wichita entries earned third place honors. Many may remember that at our local show the Wichita entry was grand champion of the commercial division and showed a 45.22 count and an edible kernel percentage of 60.1. Other local growers who had entries at the regional show included: James Whitaker, Larry Statser, Mary Bowman and Henry Vaughan.